Let Someone Else Drive

03/03/2007

“…you have rejected the opportunity God offered you.”
Luke 19:44b (NLT)

There’s just something about riding in a limo that can put the cherry on top of any evening out. Maybe it’s just because it’s such a treat to leave the driving to someone else. Maybe there is a sense of relief that comes when someone else has to know the way, has to fight the traffic, and has to shoulder the responsibility of concentrating on the road while as passengers we are able to just enjoy the company of those we are with.

God is offering to drive, and so many times we reject it. We reject His Son, we reject His helping hand, we reject His way of peace, we reject all that He is offering to us because we’re in the driver’s seat too much of the time. We forget how good it feels to just sit back and relax and leave the responsibility for where we’re going and how we’re going to get there to Him. We all need those burdens lifted in our lives, but sometimes we just don’t know where or how to find that help…

God offers “load-lifters” to us in many different ways. His glory surrounds us each day if we will open our eyes to it. It is in the beauty of this earth, and it is in the people He brings into our lives and the care He provides through those around us. As the body of Christ on this earth, we are God’s hands, His feet, His voice and His love to those we come into contact with. Sometimes we are the driver that He uses to help another, sometimes we are the one to be driven, but either way, we need never feel alone when our heart is open to the way of peace that has been provided for us.

“There are different kinds of service in the church, but it is the same Lord we are serving. There are different ways God works in our lives, but it is the same God who does the work through all of us.” 1 Corinthians 12:5 (NLT)

Meeting another person’s needs is not a one-way street. Most times, God blesses the person meeting the need in an even greater way than the person whose need is being met. If we won’t accept help from others, we rob them of their blessing also. Looking at it that way does make it easier to rely on others a bit more.

God, “…sent his angel to rescue his servants who trusted in him.” (Daniel 3:28 NLT)

Our “angel” could be a friend, a spouse, a relative, or even a stranger. God provides.

God knows our needs ahead of time. God sends His angels to rescue. The question is, will we welcome these blessings into our lives and accept what is being offered from our Lord? He wants to help us, He really does, but we have such a hard time receiving the gifts He has for us along the way. Are we willing to relinquish the control of the paths we are on and let the power of the Holy Spirit drive us through this maze of life that so easily confuses and hurts us? Let’s climb into our Father’s lap and rest in His arms, and let Him take us where we need to go.